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homes that was completely destroyed. you're just looking at a skeleton of a garage there all of it completely charred out. this is one of the six homes either damaged or destroyed in that massive fire. as you mentioned, firefighters have been here overnight keeping a close eye to make sure there are no signs of flare-ups. now, here's some shots from our kpix 5 chopper. it took minutes for these flames to turn up marigold drive into an inferno. the fire started in the grass near interstate 80 just around 3:40 yesterday afternoon. firefighters got on the scene quickly but mother nature worked against them. wind that fanned those flames carried it to the nearby homes. >> sometimes you get the perfect storm that things are aligned. the wind is aligned, the fuel is aligned, the homes are aligned. and when that happens, you just kind of get that cumulative effect. >> reporter: about 50 people in the area were told to leave their houses. some of them watched helplessly as their homes burned in the fire. that fire forced two lanes of eastbound 80 to shut down
briefly and it took nearly 200 firefighters from cal fire, solano, yolo, contra costa and napa counties to fight these flames. the good news is that no injuries were reported. however, this morning, at least 6 families still will not have a home to return to. reporting live in fairfield, back to you in the studio. >> cate, do they have any idea how it was all caused? >> reporter: where a fire starts near the interstate one of the first culprit is cigarette buts but firefighters also say it's possible that a car fire could have started all of this. >> thank you, cate caugiran live for us in fairfield. and developing as you wake up, the forecast is favorable for firefighters in the sierra nevada. cooler temperatures and higher humidity are expected at the "rim" fire today. the fire is still only 20% contained this morning. 5500 buildings are threatened and most of them are homes.
crews are working to keep the flames from burning into three mountain towns along highway 108. 4500 people in tuolumne city, twain harte and long barn are ready to leave if they have to. kpix 5's ken bastida is in tuolumne city. >> reporter: these flames are pushing deeper into yosemite national park. the main tourist areas remain unaffected, but the fire is erratic. michael williams is on the "rim" fire command team. >> when you get a fire that's this massive and you start to get these different columns that are in different areas, fire actually creates its own wind so when you get this heated mass, this plume, when it's developing, what at the actually settles back down on the fire it spreads the fire in different directions. >> reporter: the fire has now reached the shores of the hetch hetchy reservoir, which provides water to millions of people in the bay area. the worry, that ash could get into the water and contaminate it. so far, though, officials say the water supply is in no immediate danger. crews soaked the ground to
protect some 2,000-year-old sequoias but their biggest battle is still near mountain communities where 4500 homes are threatened. samantha smith has been living at a red cross shelter since fleeing her home last week. >> if you are standing on my front important. you would be looking at the flames right now. if my front porch is still there. >> reporter: so you don't know whether the home is still standing? >> no, no, we don't know if it's there or not. >> reporter: smith is seven months pregnant and had just assembled her baby's crib. >> he's only due in two months. so not knowing if i'll have his crib or any of the things that he needs is hard. >> reporter: in tuolumne city, i'm ken bastida, kpix 5. >> you can track where the fire is burning and the communities under threat with our interactive fire maps on our kpix.com, kpix.com/fire. a little help from mother nature would come in handy. do we have any shot up there? >> yeah. i think so. i think we're going to see cooler air, higher humidities so that should give them a wrap on handling it a little more. still, what an impressive fire
and this continues to burn and without any rain it's going to be hard to stop. from nasa they sent us this image. look at all the smoke coming from the fire tracking more northerly direction all that smoke sliding up into lake tahoe and that fire continues to burning and looks like it will continue until we really get things under control maybe with some winter rain. so with that in mind, looks like today we are seeing cooler air moving onshore and we are seeing some fog outside, some thick fog, and dense enough visibilities down to a quarter of a mile in the santa rosa area this morning. the temperatures are running in the 50s and also the 60s. it's a bit damp out toward the coastline too. we are looking at drizzle toward the beaches so be careful on the roadways, maybe a little slick and you have that thick fog outside. but by the afternoon a lot of sunshine coming our way, about 88 degrees in concord, 68 degrees and mostly sunny into san francisco and should be about 81 degrees in san jose. all right. let's check the roads with elizabeth. thank you, lawrence. some of our traffic cameras are showing you some of that fog including along the peninsula. we have a live look pretty
close to candlestick southbound 101 near 3rd. you can see the traffic is moving fine but obviously visibility is going to be an issue in some spots, the golden gate bridge. nimitz freeway now that we're past 5:00 they are in the beginning processes of wrapping up that overnight roadwork that had been blocking lanes northbound and southbound 880 right there approaching the downtown oakland exit. bridge check, san mateo bridge no delay this morning leaving hayward. this could be a different story tomorrow and friday. we are going to be closely watching the san mateo bridge. it is going to be one of the your main alternates for the bay bridge closure which begins tonight at 8 p.m. we'll be closely keeping an eye here on kpix 5 we'll be watching it very closely tomorrow morning for the first morning commute that it's closed and a quick check of the nimitz, 20 minutes is the drive time if you are traveling an area between 238 and the maze. that is the latest from the "timesaver traffic" center. back to you. happening today it's no longer days but hours until the bay bridge shut down after 8:00 tonight no one will cross the old span again.
the new bridge will open tuesday at the very latest. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is overlooking the old span where cars are crossing the bridge for the last time. nostalgic i guess for some, and for others, not so much. >> reporter: yeah. that is true. the old span here behind me and then the new span on the side of it, coming up fa week from at ad today we are going to see all that traffic flip-flop after the closure that begins tonight at 8 p.m. that is when crews are going to start demolishing part of the old bridge. the bridge's westbound approach that will make room for the temporary connector to the bike and pedestrian path. now, overnight and tomorrow, they will be grinding and paving the roadway and working on lighting and inspecting this span. on friday, crews will apply a polyester overlay on the tunnel. by saturday, demolition work should be wrapping up. sunday they will install that temporary bike pathway and work on striping into monday when they will install a barrier
rail. and then clean everything up for the grand opening on tuesday morning. you have probably heard about this. we have been talking about it for several weeks but some people have not. well hear from them coming up in the next half hour. they will have a rude awakening when they realize the bridge is closed. right now live on yerba buena island, anne makovec, kpix 5. you may be wondering who is going to be the last person to cross the old span. bob faber in his 1936 model a hand-picked to do the job. that car was one of the first to cross the old bridge in 1936 when it opened up. bob will be back in the same car driving across the new span when it opens. to help you get around when the bridge shuts down over the weekend, we have a survival guide on our website, kpix.com/bridge. new video this morning shows police scrambling at a crime scene in antioch as multiple gunshots ring out. a kpix 5 viewer shot this cell phone video as he watched an
officer-involved shooting unfold yesterday afternoon. police say officers shot and killed a man after he pulled a gun and led police on a chase just before 5 p.m. authorities were following the suspect on hillcrest avenue when he lost control of his mercedes and crashed near wildflower drive. that's when a gun battle between the suspect and officers started. no officers were injured. authorities were still investigating on the scene early this morning. police are releasing photos from the smash and grab burglary after a tiffany's in walnut creek. police say they were riding in three vehicles possibly used in the crime. you see the white chevy blazer and new looking black cadillac sedan and a stolen white pickup truck that may look familiar because that was what was used to ram the downtown store in the early hours of august 15. the crook smashed display cases and got jewelry but not the valuable pieces, which were locked up in the store vault. some san francisco police
officers will soon be recording every search. 50 plainclothes supervisors will be wearing videocameras on their chest. 150 officers will eventually have the cameras. this comes as the fbi continues to investigate officers' conduct during hotel drug raids in 2011. more than 100 cases were dropped after security cameras led to allegations that officers lied about searches and arrests. the faa has lifted a temporary restriction at sfo that prevented foreign airlines from landing next to each other. the airport will now use a new landing system because of a new construction project in the area. the restriction was put in place two weeks after the deadly asiana airlines crash. thousands of people throughout contra costa county will be getting emergency alerts today. but don't be alarmed. it's just a test. contra costa county authorities will test the new telephone notification system starting at 5:30. test phone cause will go to those living near four refineries. last year the emergency system
failed to promptly alert people during the chevron refinery fire in richmond. 5:09. coming up, 50 years later, how the nation is marking the anniversary of martin luther king, jr.'s "i have a dream" speech. also ahead. >> it's about chemical weapons. the use is wrong and the world shouldn't stand idly by. >> preparing now to strike syria. why military insiders say it's not a when, but -- coming up. overwhelming. i can't even keep up with my page. >> an inspiration to thousands. meet the couple behind this viral image. ,,,,
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where 50 years ago today, dr martin luther king deliveres iconic " i have a dream spe. arations are und taking you live to the lincoln memorial in washington, d.c. where 50 years ago today, dr. martin luther king delivered his speech. preparations are now under way for today's march on washington. president obama will be attending the ceremony. he will be joined by former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton. obama considers the historic event of 1963 to be a seminal event. he says the anniversary is a time to reflect on how far the country has come and how far it
still has to go. a bay area man was there 50 years ago to witness history in the making. >> i knew that this man was going to do something magnificent and that's what he did. >> later this morning, cecil williams tells kpix 5 what it was like to be there and how the speech inspired him to make a difference. well, it's 5:14. let's kick it over to liz and find out what's going on in trafficland. >> not much. it's pretty quiet. we like to hear that because tomorrow could be a different story with the bay bridge close the hopefully people will take a long labor day holiday weekend. if you're causing the golden gate bridge, the big issue is fog. it's soupy this morning heading across the deck from sausalito towards doyle drive. no delay in either direction and they have four southbound lanes open in the commute direction right now. so checking some of your slowest travel times it's because thighs brake lights coming back "a" street can see
it on highway 4. pretty sluggish. once you get past the antioch exits things look good towards concord. usually much later in the morning you start to see delays farther east. let's go to the altamont pass. 15 minutes past the wind turbine. and you can see just your usual delays beginning off 205 in tracy. then continuing towards the dublin interchange it's starting to get crowded but so far no major delays until you approach hopyard towards castro valley. so just your usual stuff out there right now. bart running along like clockwork, as well. they have more than 30 trains and they are all on time including those heading towards downtown san francisco. that is the latest "timesaver traffic." for more on your forecast and all that fog, it was really thick this morning driving around san francisco. >> very thick around the bay area today and it looks like it is going to be slow to break up early on but then in the and we have a lot of sunshine coming our way but right now, some visibilities down to a quarter of a mile in the north bay. so be careful outside. we have some drizzle also as
you are approaching the coastline. temperatures in the 50s and the 60s now but by the afternoon what a beautiful summer day it's going to be. 60s and 70s around the bay. 80s and near seasonal temperatures in many of the valleys. along the coast a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures in the 60s. so we're kind of in between systems still. well, similar temperatures toward the afternoon today just like yesterday. high pressure to our east, we have the trough off the coastline, but i think things going to change in the latter part of the week but today, near seasonal temperatures with some mild conditions in many spots, warm in many of the valleys. speaking of the valleys, 93 degrees in sacramento today. 99 in fresno. a slight chance of some thunderstorms up toward yosemite and, of course, lots of smoke in through tahoe, as well. about 70 degrees into monterey bay. temperatures around our bay going to see those numbers soaring to 81 degrees in san jose, 78 in milpitas and about 83 degrees in palo alto. 76 in fremont. east bay numbers in the upper 80s well inland. about 88 in antioch.
88 fairfield. 88 degrees in livermore. 84 in the napa valley. inside the bay we'll find some sunshine this afternoon. 75 degrees in oakland. and about 68 degrees in san francisco. as we look toward the next couple of days just some minor changes maybe a little warm near thursday and friday then cooling down over the weekend about more low clouds and fog, no rain expected. as we head toward labor day those temperatures well below the average. >> but they still look pretty good. >> 82, that's not bad. >> thank you. 5:17 now. developing news out of baghdad where a bomb after bomb exploded this morning. 58 people are dead from a wave of bombings there. today's attacks were predominantly in shiite neighborhoods. the outdoor markets, restaurants, parking lots and a military convoy were also hit. so far no one claimed responsibility. meanwhile, britain is expected to put together a call of action today after the syrian government allegedly used chemical weapons to attack its own civilians. cbs reporter alfonso van march has the very latest from
london. >> reporter: rebels trying to oust seen president bashar assad may get a boost from western air strikes any day now. washington is rallying international support for accent against assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons on his own people. >> it seems to me it's clearer and clearer that the government of syria was responsible. >> reporter: it is believed washington has intelligence to support military action. much of it is classified ranging from intercepted syrian communications to tests of tissue samples taken from the victims. the obama administration argues the international community has an obligation to act to prevent crimes against humanity. u.s. officials say that obligation overrides a country's sovereignty. france and britain are also demanding action. >> this is not about getting involved in a middle eastern war or changing our stance in syria or going further into that conflict. it's nothing to do with that. it's about chemical weapons. their use is wrong and the world shouldn't stand idly by.
>> reporter: united nations weapons inspectors are in damascus to compete the investigation where the alleged chemical attack took place. the effort slowed monday after snipers targeted the country. syria's foreign minister says his government go did not gas civilians and is vowing to defend syria from any western aggression. alfonso van marsh, cbs news. >> right now the "new york times" website is still down hours after it was hacked. a group calling itself the syrian electric army claims athey are behind the attack. the group supports the syrian government. and this is the second time in a month the "times" website has been hacked. closing arguments will begin today in the trial of the army psychiatrist convicted of the deadly fort hood shooting. major nadal hasan shocked the courtroom yesterday when he said three short words. the defense rests. hasan is representing himself. he closed his case without calling any witnesses or taking
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and we're live in fairfield, where a massive fire burned through one neighborhood taking 2 homes with it. we'll tell you what firefighters say could have started it all. >> a thick dense fog has rolled in overnight even some drizzle on the roadways. will we clear things out? we'll talk about it coming up. >> and you can get all nostalgic on the eastern span this morning. no big delay at the bay bridge toll plaza. we'll also check mass transit. >> the final ride. good morning, it's wednesday, august 28. good to have you on board. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 5:30. happening today, it's your last chance to drive across the old bay bridge forever. tonight at 8:00 it closes. the new bridge will open on tuesday at the latest. but it will probably open sometime monday night. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is overlooking the old span. what do you think? are people ready for tonight's closure? >> reporter: you know, i'm getting a little nostalgic myself. but as we found, some people have not even heard about this yet. you can see traffic moving
along here on the old span. a week from today, less than that, we are going to see people moving along on the new span of the bay bridge. that closure starts at 8 p.m. and transportation officials have been trying to get the word out. you know, the date was only set less than a month ago. they have been using tv and radio spots, signs along highways and streets saying the bridge will close tonight at 8:00 and the new span will be open by tuesday at 5 a.m. we sent our new reporter brian webb out to ask drivers about it and here's what he found. >> you know what's going on this week with the bridge? >> no. >> nothing? >> the bay bridge. >> reporter: they are closing the bay bridge. >> oh, they're closing it? oh, okay. >> i was aware they were closing the bridge. i'm not aware of the exact hours. >> reporter: bay area's mass transit systems have been gearing up to help everybody get around. bart will run 4 hours a day at 14 stations. ac transit will have extra service to bart stations and three additional ferries will be going across the bay, as
well. as for crews, they will be hard at work on the new span for this five-day period during the closure. talk about the timeline coming up in the next half hour. right now live on yerba buena island, anne makevoc, kpix 5. >> to help you get around while the bridge is closed we have a survival guide on kpix.com/bridge. nearly a half dozen homes all wiped out in just a matter of minutes. right now crews are watching over the fire scene off interstate 80 in fairfield. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is on the scene of the seven- alarm fire that roared down a neighborhood street where the homes were destroyed. cate, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. unfortunately, some families won't have a home to return to. you can take a look right over here. this is one of the two homes completely gutted by the fire. the charred remains of what used to be a garage now just a skeleton and it only took minutes for this fire to change the lives of several families along marigold drive. that fire started in the grass around 3:40 yesterday along
interstate 80 and it moved quickly. firefighters triedto get ahead of the flames and keep them from these homes but they were no match for the strong winds. the gusts carried flames along the fence line of this neighborhood damaging if not destroying 15 homes right before neighbors' eyes. >> just unbelievable. this is stuff you see on the news. it doesn't happen to you. >> the house was -- there was flames coming out from inside. >> reporter: firefighters and police raced from door to door trying to evacuate the dozens of homes here and nearly 200 firefighters from cal fire and several nearby counties responded to this massive fire. now, the costs of damage is still to be determined but that devastation is easily seen here. we know right now, firefighters are still trying to filling out what started this. they say in cases where a fire starts along the interstays, the first thing they look for is cigarette butts when fires start along the interstate. but they think a car fire could have started it.
it's yet to be determined. cate caugiran, kpix 5. cooler temperatures and higher humidity are in the forecast giving firefighters in yosemite a better chance to ballot the "rim" fire. the fire is still only 20% contained, 11 days after it started. this morning, 5500 buildings are threatened and most of them are homes. crews are working to keep the flames from burning into three mountain towns. 4500 people who live in the communities are ready to leave at any moment. fire crews spent the night protecting some of the threatened homes on the northwest side of the fire. flames are within about a mile and a half of tuolumne city. to the east, flames are pushing deeper into yosemite national park. the main tourist areas are okay but the fire is erratic. >> when you get a fire that's this massive and you get different columns in different areas, fire actually creates its own wind. when you get the heated plume developing when it actually settles down on the fire, what it does is it spreads the fire in different directions. >> the fire has now reached the
shores of san francisco's hetch hetchy reservoir. but officials tell us the water supply is in no immediate danger. the "rim" fire's quick growth caused it to jump from the state's 11th largest fire to the 7th and it's expected to keep on growing. here's a look at the worst wildfires in state history. just a little more than 13,000 acres separate it from the witch fire in 2003. the cedar fire burned 273,000 acres. you can track where the fire is burning and the communities under threat with our interactive fire maps. just go on to our website, kpix.com/fire. and lawrence says you mentioned they are expecting cooler temperatures. >> they don't want to see lightning strikes but nonetheless have to watch out for that. still around the bay area today the low clouds and fog have surged onshore. guess what, we are looking at some very gray skies to begin
the day in many parts of the bay area along the coastline and just inside the bay. some of the visibilities down to a half mile or so, so be careful headed out the door. we have drizzle out there, too. we have temperatures in the 50s and 60s. by the afternoon plenty of sunshine about 81 degrees in san jose. 82 in santa clara. 87 in morgan hill. east bay, into the upper 80s in many spots. and then as you head inside the bay should be a beautiful afternoon too. 68 degrees, some sunshine into san francisco and a very pleasant 75 degrees in oakland. all right. let's check the roads with elizabeth. thank you, lawrence. we'll go out towards 580. it is our slow he was drive time. those -- slowest drive time. if you are traveling the bay bridge, this will be a distant memory by tomorrow. of course the bay bridge closes at 8:00 tonight. the old eastern span is gone as
of this morning's commute. so just a heads up. it closes later on this evening. here's a live look at the san mateo bridge. westbound 92, a 12-minute commute out of hayward between 880 and 101 over the high-rise. no big delays though in either direction, just your usual stuff there. if you are traveling the nimitz freeway, here's a live sneak peek near the oakland coliseum. all the overnight roadwork causing delays up by downtown, that has been picked up. so all lanes are now reopened approaching the 980 interchange. that is traffic. back to you. >> thank you. a man is arrested after allegedly posing as a utility worker to rob a family. the man on the left was charged in the robbery on august 7 in vallejo. cox is still wanted. they pretended to be pg&e workers to get inside a family's home according to police. they pistol-whipped the man and tied up the family including a 6-year-old child. in other bay area headlines, students were on campus when a construction worker was killed at berkeley's
martin luther king, jr. middle school. it happened yesterday while incoming students were at orientation. authorities say the 62-year-old worker was laying asphalt for a new track when a big rig rolled over him and crushed him. his name hasn't been released. classes begin today. san jose is now the largest city in the country to ban styrofoam food containers. the city council voted 9-2 in favor of the ban yesterday. the containers will be phased out in large restaurants by january is it of next year. all other -- january 1st next year. all others will have to stop using them by january of 2015. palo alto officials want to ban feeding wild animals because the birds are getting too stressed out. >> when you throw down the piece of bread and 50 ducks all climb into the same square inch chasing it, that's the abnormal part, right? anywhere in nature you don't get that feeding frenzy. >> violating the ban if it does pass would cost you $250.
palo alto city council will vote on that ban later this year. 5:38. coming up, could your facebook friends be costing you money? >> plus, dream remembered. how a nation is paying tribute to dr. martin luther king, jr.'s famous speech. >> what drivers are deal with on the streets of mexico. ,, ♪ ♪ ♪
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canals rose so much after a tropical storm... they brought the crocs to the ro the civil protection agencys monitoring the waters to avd s, and they're there are crocodiles in mexico. the water levels in the lagoons rose so much they brought the crocodiles on the roads in tampico. the civil protection agency is monitoring the water to avoid attacks and they are asking people to report any sightings. i wouldn't approach them. >> no thanks. the possibility of military action in syria is weighing on the market. u.s. stock futures still modestly higher but global markets are down. ashley morrison is back from cbsmoneywatch.com. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. ashian markets saw a sell-off. tokyo's nikkei down 1.5% as well as hong kong's hang seng. growing fears over a possible
u.s. military strike against syria is spooking investors on wall street. the dow saw its worst day since june yesterday plunging 170 points. its lowest close in two months while the nasdaq fell 79 points. this morning we are also seeing the overseas markets continuing to fall in europe. the tension in the middle east is driving up the cost of crude oil. the price jumped about 3% tuesday to close above $109 a barrel its highest level in a year and a half. and good news for workers investing in a retirement plan. average 401(k) balance were up more than 10% during the 2nd quarter of this year. employees who have consistently standard cash are even better off. -- stashed cash are even better off. workers who have been employed and in a 401(k) plan for at least 10 years had average balance of nearly $212,000. that is up 19% from a year ago. that is certainly something we
all like to hear there. >> no kidding. that is some good news there, ashley. so frank and i are facebook friends but i don't know, he could be hurting me now? >> not as much as i'm hurting frank as a facebook friend. [ laughter ] >> reporter: your facebook friends could be affecting your chances of getting a loan. i can hear frank defriending me as we talk. lending companies have found that social connections can actually be a good indicator of whether or not you are creditworthy. i hear you. they are looking at your facebook friends. if your friends make late payments or have bad credit scores, that is bad news for you. it's even worse if you interact with them a lot. and, you know, guys, i think i am going to need to see your credit scores. >> no kidding. >> i guess so. >> will you be my friend? pop over your credit score. pay your bills, ashley, come on. >> i do. >> ashley morrison of
cbsmoneywatch.com, thank you. 5:44. let's check the roads. raise? >> i have good credit but i deactivated my facebook account. i needed a break from facebook. today's the last time you can drive over the eastern span of the bay bridge. think about the wait over at the toll plaza. we are beginning to see delays now building in the cash lanes. fastrak users looking good this morning. they have not turned on the metering lights but we have been seeing them turned on right around 6:00 lately so there you go. you can beat the rush if you leave right about now. but the delays are definitely growing in those far left lanes. let's go towards milpitas now. we have a camera near 880/237. we'll push this button and you can see a live look there. the 237 commute looks good as you're leaving milpitas and heading out towards sunnyvale. no major delays all the way towards 101. so here's some travel times for you. if you are traveling through
the altamont pass, no big surprise. the usual delays from tracy, beginning to build at north flynn. things improve. 21 minutes there. they cleared the overnight roadwork from the nimitz freeway. no problem in richmond, berkeley or into emeryville. bart a good option this morning, as well. a lot of fog so you may want to skip the roadways. so far everything is on time. more than 35 trains at this point all good to go including all those stops heading towards downtown san francisco. that is the latest from "timesaver traffic" center. with more on the foggy forecast, here's lawrence. >> liz, you get well rested? it's like your super bowl coming up with the bay bridge coming up. >> i need to go to bed extra early tonight. >> it's going to be a busy few days. out the door patchy, dense fog early this morning. a little gray early on. visibilities running to half a mile in some parts of the north bay. as we head throughout the day we'll see that lift and it looks like more sunshine on the way. still some drizzle this morning. and the temperatures right around seasonal for this time of year. looks like they will warm up a little bit over the next couple of days but got some big
changes coming for the weekend. how about this? high pressure and low pressure system, we are caught between systems. not bad. the temperatures are near seasonal and mild in many spots. sfo we do have possible delays because of low cloud cover but by the afternoon that will all give way to some sunshine and, well, some nice travel conditions. headed across the country, there is a chance we. some thunderstorms that could cause some issues into houston. same with new york. but partly cloudy skies in chicago and denver looking pretty good to travel there. around the bay today you'll find those temperatures soaring into the 80s in the south bay maybe as high as 87 degrees in morgan hill, 84 in campbell, about 83 in palo alto, and 76 degrees in fremont. east bay temperatures likely to see some of those temperatures getting near 90 degrees by the afternoon. so a very warm day inland. then inside the bay, we'll find some comfortable temperatures, 75 degrees in oakland. and 68 degrees in san francisco. 84 in santa rosa. next couple of days we'll warm the temperatures up maybe a few more degrees but then over the weekend you will notice the
clouds begin to roll back in. that whole trough of low pressure slides toward the bay area and our temperatures going to be headed well below the average for the holiday weekend. hey, how about this? stone valley middle school! we have your schoolcast for today. if you are just getting up and getting ready to go very mild temperatures to start with. watch out for that patchy fog if you are headed to school this morning. by the middle of the day you're looking at sunshine and temperatures in the mid-70s maybe even upper 80s by the afternoon so getting hot for the final bell. if you want to nominate your school for our special school forecast, send it to kpix.com/schoolcast and we'll put it on the air for you. >> i think the kids can wear shorts today too. >> will they let them? some schools do. some no. >> we used to wear them many years ago. >> what school did you go to? >> a good one. [ laughter ] >> all right. thanks, lawrence. more than 4.5 years into president obama's time in office, racial tensions appear to be on the rise. 57% of people describe race
relations as good down from 66% in 2009 shortly after president obama took office. when asked if they ever felt discriminated against because of race, 62% of blacks said yes compared to only 29 of whites. the new numbers come on the 50th anniversary of martin luther king, jr.'s speech. a live look at interfaith services at the shiloh baptist church in washington, d.c. 50 years ago today, martin luther king, jr., day delivered a speech that would go down in history. as many as 20,000 people are expected to fill the national mall to hear tributes to dr. king. president obama said the march 50 years ago was about more than justice. it was also about jobs. >> we have done nothing on poverty. in fact, there are more people in poverty now than there were when dr. king made the speech 50 years ago. >> other speakers today including presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter, congressman john lewis a leader in the civil rights movement
and members of dr. king's family. 50 years after dr. martin luther king, jr. shared his dream a bay area man remains dedicated to making sure everyone is treated equal. i had a chance to sit down with cecil williams as he reflected on the march on washington. >> i have a dream today. >> reporter: those are words forever end grained in our country's history, martin luther king, jr. august 28, 1963, in front of a quarter of a million people at the lincoln memorial inspired a nation. >> i knew that this man was going to do something magnificent. and that's exactly what he did. >> reporter: cecil williams was there. >> i was just taken back because i never seen that many people come together and for a cause that touched my life because of the pigmentation of my skin there were people who said, you can't do it. you're black. no matter what you've
accomplished, you still can't -- you still cannot be the kind of person that we are. >> reporter: listening to dr. king that day strengthened his courage. >> as martin ended his song -- his speech, i began to say, you know, i'm going to do more. >> reporter: that's when williams came to san francisco and committed himself to the civil rights movement. he became the pastor of glide memorial church a 10,000-member congregation open to anyone. >> my dream was to have a church that would be totally integrated. the time has come for us to stand up and become human and become the people who are working together to eradicate racism and all the otherrisms"." >> reporter: 50 years after the speech, williams says we have made progress but still have much work to do. >> all of us can do it if we in fact make a commitment to say
to people, we are sure that the time has come for all of us to make america what it should be and can be and will be but we all have to participate. >> reporter: and that starts with love. >> people when they really love, when they really love, are courageous and they never walk back. they walk forward. and that's what martin wants us to do is keep going forward so all of us can say one of these day free at last, free at last -- thank got amighty we are free at last. >> 50 years ago today. 5:52 now. coming up, not just good for your health. how broccoli could actually help fight arthritis. >> and beauty pageant blunder. the awkward answer that's now gone viral. o work, school, pra, dance class, shopping, and more.
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or slow the most common for arthritis. a study conducted by u-c- s-f and stanford r in this morning's healthwatch, eating broccoli may help prevent or slow the most common form of arthritis. a study conducted by ucsf and stanford researchers made the link after researchers in england found a compound in broccoli slows down the destruction of cartilage in the joints and the compound is also found in sprouts and cabbage. good thing i love broccoli. another beauty pageant blunder you have to see. this time, it's in the miss philippines usa contest. >> listen to what one contestant had to say when asked which of your five senses do you prefer? watch.
>> you would say seeing because seeing is believing and believing we see is perfect, seeing -- [ indiscernible ] seeing is really -- [ laughter ] >> would be wonderful because -- thank you. that will be it. >> thank you so much. >> thought she was going to break out in song there. >> the awkward and cringe- worthy response finally ended after she clearly stumbled over her words. she gave up. >> you have to be nervous being up there, right? >> that's hot seat stuff there. okay. 5:56. we are moving right along. next half hour some bay area fast food workers are going on strike tomorrow. what they are asking for. we'll tell you. >> the bay bridge is set to close tonight at 8 p.m. we'll tell you what's going on during this five-day closure before the new span opens next week. ,,
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and i'm michelle griego. tis 6-- we' veloping stories a good morning. it's wednesday, it's august 28. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:00. we are following several developing stories. an officer-involved shooting in antioch starts as a car chase yesterday afternoon. and ends in a shootout with the suspects. authorities are still investigating just what happened this morning. >> fire burning in yosemite national park is now destroyed more than 100 buildings and homes of. the huge fire doubled in size yesterday has already blackened more than 280 square miles of woodlands. nearly half a dozen homes are gone after a devastating fire rips through a north bay neighborhood. firefighters are still watching the area for any hot spots this morning. >> the bay bridge closes at 8:00 tonight. no one will cross the span again. the new bridge opens tuesday at the latest. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec